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Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions Previous Broadcasts

Tampa Bay, Florida (Episode #107)

KQED Life: Thu, Feb 28, 2013 -- 12:30 AM

Experience a safari at Busch Gardens, tour the town, visit one of the oldest Cuban and Italian communities, and march along in the Gasparilla invasion.

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  • KQED Life: Thu, Feb 28, 2013 -- 8:30 AM

Trondheim, Norway (Episode #106)

KQED Life: Wed, Feb 27, 2013 -- 12:30 AM

See how the ancient Viking need to go exploring in search of food has led the Norwegians into outer space to grow strawberries, visit the site of a miracle that turned a Viking warrior into the patron saint of Norway, tour an 800-year-old Christian church that evolved from a Viking house of worship and take a look at the technique for making flatbread.

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  • KQED Life: Wed, Feb 27, 2013 -- 8:30 AM

Asheville, North Carolina (Episode #105)

KQED Life: Tue, Feb 26, 2013 -- 12:30 AM

Visit with local craftsmen from the Blue Ridge Mountains who are producing some of the finest handmade objects in the world, tour the largest private home in North America as well as one of the highest-rated family resorts in the nation, discover traditional forms of dance and music that have been preserved for future visitors, and sample some great Southern recipes.

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  • KQED Life: Tue, Feb 26, 2013 -- 8:30 AM

Brussels, Belgium (Episode #104)

KQED Life: Mon, Feb 25, 2013 -- 12:30 AM

Sample some unusual beers (including one flavored with cherries), discover why the hand of a giant became the symbol of the city of Antwerp, step into one of the most colorful festivals in Europe and check out some authentic Belgian foods.

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  • KQED Life: Mon, Feb 25, 2013 -- 8:30 AM

Luzern for Fun and Profit (Episode #1305H)

KQED Life: Sat, Feb 23, 2013 -- 3:30 PM

For a while, Burt lived in the Swiss city of Lucerne. He describes it as "Home on the Range", but the range he had in mind is the Alpine Mountain Range of central Europe. The city sits at the end of a great lake surrounded by snow-covered mountains. It is one of the most beautiful settings in Europe with an amazing number of cultural attractions including the Rosengart Museum with its outstanding collection of works by Picasso.

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  • KQED Life: Sun, Feb 24, 2013 -- 12:30 AM

Cruising The Adriatic Sea (Episode #1306H)

KQED Life: Sat, Feb 23, 2013 -- 12:30 AM

Burt sails the ancient route of the Venetian traders - Venice to Bari, and across the Adriatic Sea to Montenegro. At which point he enters the Mediterranean and cruises to Turkey, Malta and Sicily, visiting the most ancient towns and explaining, in his slightly irreverent way, the local history. He also takes you on a tour of one of the largest and newest cruise ships sailing the Mediterranean.

Baja: The Sea of Cortez (Episode #103)

KQED Life: Fri, Feb 22, 2013 -- 12:30 AM

Explore a group of remote islands that are only accessible by small craft, take a look at the unique plant and animal life, learn the secrets of some of the smallest creatures on our planet -- and the very largest.

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  • KQED Life: Fri, Feb 22, 2013 -- 8:30 AM

Greater Miami & The Beaches (Episode #102)

KQED Life: Thu, Feb 21, 2013 -- 12:30 AM

Burt tours "the American city of the future," visits Little Havana and Coconut Grove, and attends a party that lasts all day and all night in this sophisticated subtropical city.

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  • KQED Life: Thu, Feb 21, 2013 -- 8:30 AM

Munich, Germany (Episode #101)

KQED Life: Wed, Feb 20, 2013 -- 12:30 AM

Visit the most popular beer garden in Europe, enjoy some Bavarian snacks, discover why Bavarian maypoles must be guarded 24 hours a day, visit a palace that didn't quite turn out the way the king expected, and take a driving tour through some of the most beautiful scenery in Europe.

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  • KQED Life: Wed, Feb 20, 2013 -- 8:30 AM

Cruising The Adriatic Sea (Episode #1306H)

KQED Life: Tue, Feb 19, 2013 -- 12:30 AM

Burt sails the ancient route of the Venetian traders - Venice to Bari, and across the Adriatic Sea to Montenegro. At which point he enters the Mediterranean and cruises to Turkey, Malta and Sicily, visiting the most ancient towns and explaining, in his slightly irreverent way, the local history. He also takes you on a tour of one of the largest and newest cruise ships sailing the Mediterranean.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Tue, Feb 19, 2013 -- 8:30 AM

Luzern for Fun and Profit (Episode #1305H)

KQED Life: Mon, Feb 18, 2013 -- 12:30 AM

For a while, Burt lived in the Swiss city of Lucerne. He describes it as "Home on the Range", but the range he had in mind is the Alpine Mountain Range of central Europe. The city sits at the end of a great lake surrounded by snow-covered mountains. It is one of the most beautiful settings in Europe with an amazing number of cultural attractions including the Rosengart Museum with its outstanding collection of works by Picasso.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sun, Feb 24, 2013 -- 12:30 AM
  • KQED Life: Mon, Feb 18, 2013 -- 8:30 AM

Venice, Italy (Episode #1301H)

KQED Life: Sat, Feb 16, 2013 -- 12:30 AM

Burt is joined by travel expert, Steve Perillo for a tour of Venice, Italy. They take a water taxi through the canals, visit the Basilica of San Marco, the Doge's Palace and the Bell Tower. Burt and Steve stop in for coffee at one of the oldest coffee houses in Europe, find out what's cooking in some of the best restaurants and discover the real story behind the founding of the city.

Siena and Assisi, Italy (Episode #1304H)

KQED Life: Fri, Feb 15, 2013 -- 12:30 AM

Burt takes a group of public television viewers on a tour of Assisi and Siena. They visit the Basilica of St. Francis and discover how the paintings of Giotto made a permanent change in the way painters saw the world. They travel on to Siena and visit the great Church and historic attractions of the city. They also have a private tour of one of Italy's most important wineries and a special tasting of the wines of Tuscany.

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  • KQED Life: Fri, Feb 15, 2013 -- 8:30 AM

What's Cooking In Rome? (Episode #1303H)

KQED Life: Thu, Feb 14, 2013 -- 12:30 AM

Burt visits the Coliseum and discovers that it had a roof that could be pulled into place during bad weather - 2,000 years before the Houston Astrodome. We find out why the Pantheon was never broken down for its marble, look into the best places for pizza, and ice cream, discover a new hotel in the finest part of town and take a private tour of the Vatican, St. Peters and the Sistine Chapel.

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  • KQED Life: Thu, Feb 14, 2013 -- 8:30 AM

Florence, Italy (Episode #1302H)

KQED Life: Wed, Feb 13, 2013 -- 12:30 AM

Burt, travel expert Steve Perillo and Burt's youngest son Nicholas, spend a week in Florence, learning how to buy gloves that fit properly, who makes the finest jewelry boxes, and the art of coloring marbled paper. They visit the Salvatore Ferragamo Museum and discover why Marilyn Monroe, Greta Garbo, Audrey Hepburn, Lauren Bacall, Sophia Loren, and Julia Roberts wore his shoes in their movies. They find out how product placement influenced the artworks of the Renaissance and tour the great tourist attractions of the city.

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  • KQED Life: Wed, Feb 13, 2013 -- 8:30 AM

Venice, Italy (Episode #1301H)

KQED Life: Tue, Feb 12, 2013 -- 12:30 AM

Burt is joined by travel expert, Steve Perillo for a tour of Venice, Italy. They take a water taxi through the canals, visit the Basilica of San Marco, the Doge's Palace and the Bell Tower. Burt and Steve stop in for coffee at one of the oldest coffee houses in Europe, find out what's cooking in some of the best restaurants and discover the real story behind the founding of the city.

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  • KQED Life: Tue, Feb 12, 2013 -- 8:30 AM

Connecting The Dots In America (Episode #1108)

KQED Life: Mon, Feb 11, 2013 -- 12:30 AM

During Burt's 40 years of reporting, he has lived through a half-dozen recessions in the United States and visited dozens of countries during their economic downturns. In this program, he travels across the U.S. talking to people who have made our nation economically stronger - creative entrepreneurs with great imaginations who started small businesses based on their innovative ideas and technology and made fortunes for themselves and the people who helped them get started.

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  • KQED Life: Mon, Feb 11, 2013 -- 8:30 AM

Siena and Assisi, Italy (Episode #1304H)

KQED Plus: Sun, Feb 10, 2013 -- 2:30 PM

Burt takes a group of public television viewers on a tour of Assisi and Siena. They visit the Basilica of St. Francis and discover how the paintings of Giotto made a permanent change in the way painters saw the world. They travel on to Siena and visit the great Church and historic attractions of the city. They also have a private tour of one of Italy's most important wineries and a special tasting of the wines of Tuscany.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Fri, Feb 15, 2013 -- 8:30 AM

Burt Wolf's Family Vacation (Episode #1103)

KQED Life: Sun, Feb 10, 2013 -- 12:30 AM

Each summer, Burt takes his wife, a selection of his sons and daughter-in-laws and grandchildren to Europe. This program takes an irreverent look at one of their itineraries which includes Prague - the capital of the Czech Republic and Leukerbad in Switzerland. Our editors think it is Burt's contribution to "Reality TV" - somewhere between "Survivor" and "Animal Planet".

What's Cooking In Rome? (Episode #1303H)

KQED Life: Sat, Feb 9, 2013 -- 3:30 PM

Burt visits the Coliseum and discovers that it had a roof that could be pulled into place during bad weather - 2,000 years before the Houston Astrodome. We find out why the Pantheon was never broken down for its marble, look into the best places for pizza, and ice cream, discover a new hotel in the finest part of town and take a private tour of the Vatican, St. Peters and the Sistine Chapel.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Thu, Feb 14, 2013 -- 8:30 AM

German Immigration to the U.S. (Episode #1104)

KQED Life: Sat, Feb 9, 2013 -- 12:30 AM

We tend to think that the largest groups to immigrate to America were from Italy or Ireland. But that is not the case. The greatest numbers of people to immigrate to America were from Germany. Today, over 60 million Americans consider themselves of German descent. This program, shot on-location in Germany, takes a look at who they were and where they came from.

Taiwan - A Sense of Place - Part Four (Episode #1107)

KQED Life: Fri, Feb 8, 2013 -- 12:30 AM

In 1869, Francis Galton, an English anthropologist argued that all talent was the result of heredity. No matter what the skill - from painting a great picture - to inventing a perfect recipe - it was always the result of the genes you received from your parents. Today, we know that he was smart, but wrong. What we are is the result of the interaction of our genes and our environment and our biology is continually altered by our environment. In these programs, Burt interviews a number of famous Taiwanese-Americans who grew up in traditional Taiwanese homes and immigrated to the United States, including an internet billionaire, a top Hollywood director, and a man who builds 6 million bicycles every year. Then, Burt travels to Taiwan to look at the key influences on their lives including one of Taiwan's most famous museums, a train that travels at over 150 miles an hour, big budget martial arts movies, a restaurant that presents dishes based on famous works of Chinese art, and one of the world's greatest choreographers. Burt tries to discover how the early life of these successful people affected the way they think now.

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  • KQED Life: Fri, Feb 8, 2013 -- 8:30 AM

Taiwan - A Sense of Place - Part Three (Episode #1106)

KQED Life: Thu, Feb 7, 2013 -- 12:30 AM

In 1869, Francis Galton, an English anthropologist argued that all talent was the result of heredity. No matter what the skill - from painting a great picture - to inventing a perfect recipe - it was always the result of the genes you received from your parents. Today, we know that he was smart, but wrong. What we are is the result of the interaction of our genes and our environment and our biology is continually altered by our environment. In these programs, Burt interviews a number of famous Taiwanese-Americans who grew up in traditional Taiwanese homes and immigrated to the United States, including an internet billionaire, a top Hollywood director, and a man who builds 6 million bicycles every year. Then, Burt travels to Taiwan to look at the key influences on their lives including one of Taiwan's most famous museums, a train that travels at over 150 miles an hour, big budget martial arts movies, a restaurant that presents dishes based on famous works of Chinese art, and one of the world's greatest choreographers. Burt tries to discover how the early life of these successful people affected the way they think now.

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  • KQED Life: Thu, Feb 7, 2013 -- 8:30 AM

What Are They Eating in the Photograph (Episode #1105)

KQED Life: Wed, Feb 6, 2013 -- 12:30 AM

This program looks at a group of famous photographs that have something to do with eating and drinking, including Halsman's photo of Marilyn Monroe having a hamburger at a drive-in, Cartier-Bresson's picnic near Paris, Duncan's photo of Picasso at lunch. Burt, Jeff Rosenheim, a curator of photograph at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, Andy Smith, the editor of the Oxford Encyclopedia of Food and Drink in America and Kathryn Howard Oremland, a graduate of Sotheby's Institute of Art explain why each photograph is important, and the history and significance of the gastronomic elements. The recipe for each food is then demonstrated by a leading chef.

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  • KQED Life: Wed, Feb 6, 2013 -- 8:30 AM

German Immigration to the U.S. (Episode #1104)

KQED Life: Tue, Feb 5, 2013 -- 12:30 AM

We tend to think that the largest groups to immigrate to America were from Italy or Ireland. But that is not the case. The greatest numbers of people to immigrate to America were from Germany. Today, over 60 million Americans consider themselves of German descent. This program, shot on-location in Germany, takes a look at who they were and where they came from.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Tue, Feb 5, 2013 -- 8:30 AM

Burt Wolf's Family Vacation (Episode #1103)

KQED Life: Mon, Feb 4, 2013 -- 12:30 AM

Each summer, Burt takes his wife, a selection of his sons and daughter-in-laws and grandchildren to Europe. This program takes an irreverent look at one of their itineraries which includes Prague - the capital of the Czech Republic and Leukerbad in Switzerland. Our editors think it is Burt's contribution to "Reality TV" - somewhere between "Survivor" and "Animal Planet".

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Mon, Feb 4, 2013 -- 8:30 AM

What's Cooking In Rome? (Episode #1303H)

KQED Plus: Sun, Feb 3, 2013 -- 2:30 PM

Burt visits the Coliseum and discovers that it had a roof that could be pulled into place during bad weather - 2,000 years before the Houston Astrodome. We find out why the Pantheon was never broken down for its marble, look into the best places for pizza, and ice cream, discover a new hotel in the finest part of town and take a private tour of the Vatican, St. Peters and the Sistine Chapel.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Thu, Feb 14, 2013 -- 8:30 AM

Belgium (Episode #1008)

KQED Life: Sun, Feb 3, 2013 -- 12:30 AM

Burt takes a look at Belgium and tours the capital city of Brussels. We'll find out why beer is the national drink and sample one flavored with cherries. We'll discover why the hand of a giant became the symbol of the city of Antwerp and find out why food experts love Belgian cooking.

Florence, Italy (Episode #1302H)

KQED Life: Sat, Feb 2, 2013 -- 3:30 PM

Burt, travel expert Steve Perillo and Burt's youngest son Nicholas, spend a week in Florence, learning how to buy gloves that fit properly, who makes the finest jewelry boxes, and the art of coloring marbled paper. They visit the Salvatore Ferragamo Museum and discover why Marilyn Monroe, Greta Garbo, Audrey Hepburn, Lauren Bacall, Sophia Loren, and Julia Roberts wore his shoes in their movies. They find out how product placement influenced the artworks of the Renaissance and tour the great tourist attractions of the city.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Wed, Feb 13, 2013 -- 8:30 AM

San Francisco, California (Episode #1009)

KQED Life: Sat, Feb 2, 2013 -- 12:30 AM

San Francisco is a city whose present day gleam began with the discovery of glittering gold. The people who settled San Francisco came from all over the world and as they mixed together they established the traditions that make San Francisco what it is today. We'll look at the city's unique history, love of opulence and appreciation of good food.

Touring Ireland (Episode #1102)

KQED Life: Fri, Feb 1, 2013 -- 12:30 AM

Burt visits Ireland's great pilgrimage sites, follows the trails of St. Patrick, investigates the history of Guinness, learns about the most valuable book in Ireland, looks at the great architecture of Dublin and finds out what's good to eat. This program could easily become the basis for your own fascinating tour of Ireland.

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  • KQED Life: Fri, Feb 1, 2013 -- 8:30 AM
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